In two interconnected stories Robert, a jaded middle-aged New Yorker, goes to Serbia to make quick cash by marrying someone for U.S. immigration papers. The plan goes awry when the promised... See full summary »


Darko Lungulov


Darko Lungulov
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Credited cast:
David Thornton ... Robert
Mirjana Karanovic ... Olga
Cyndi Lauper ... Rose
Branislav Trifunovic ... Branko
Jelena Mrdja ... Ivana
Antone Pagán ... Jose Escobar (as Antone Pagan)
Max King Max King ... George
Fredda Lomsky Fredda Lomsky ... Russian Lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Bibic Vladimir Bibic ... Greek Deli Owner
Mirjana Djurdjevic Mirjana Djurdjevic ... Violeta
Elli ... Car Buyer
Zeljko Erkic Zeljko Erkic ... Doseljenik
Lew Lew Lew Lew ... Chinese Woman
Goran Radakovic Goran Radakovic ... Mirko
Fedja Stojanovic Fedja Stojanovic ... Tosha Rajkovic


In two interconnected stories Robert, a jaded middle-aged New Yorker, goes to Serbia to make quick cash by marrying someone for U.S. immigration papers. The plan goes awry when the promised cash never arrives. At the same time, a young Serbian immigrant named Branko struggles in a never forgiving New York, desperately trying to bring his girlfriend from Serbia to the USA. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


While trying to make quick cash, Robert, a cynical New Yorker, ends up in chaotic Serbia, where instead of money he finds his soul.


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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For one of the track on her new album, Cyndi Lauper wrote lyrics inspired by the film's screenplay. See more »


Here and There
Written and performed by Cyndi Lauper
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1 Man's Serendipitous Journey on a Path of Redemption&Self-Rediscovery!
2 August 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

......from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L. A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA....and ORLANDO, FL

We saw "HERE" at the 2009 Orlando Film Festival. My wife and I were so impressed by the film we stuck around for a prolonged Q & A. Luckily, Producer Frank Calo invited us to an "After" get together/party for the production. All this proved to be quite worthwhile, because it gave us some unique inside-track insights into the production, which are shared with you here.

Serbian Director Darko Lungulov studied the art of film-making in New York. His years in the Big Apple are clearly reflected in his savvy instinct in obtaining precisely the right mix of the where/what/when/how/why of the New York backdrop; his foreigner/outsider perspective adds a fingerprint spin. The passion for his labor of love, which blazed so intensely in his eyes, permeates every frame of this multiple award-winning American/Serbian look at how one man's capricious decision to grab a fistful of cash by traveling to Belgrade and marrying a woman to secure her U. S. Visa, indirectly sets him on a path of redemption and self-rediscovery.

David Thorton (Unhooks the Stars) fleshes out his role as a burned-out sax player with a refreshing degree of studied nonchalance that veils a constant and consistent intensity. Mirjana Karanovic("The Serbian Meryl Streep" we were told) as Olga, is living proof that actions speak louder than words. A mature and kind-spirited woman, who knows just how to nurture all those around her, yet never seeking out someone special to nurture her.

HERE's otherworldly treat is its deliciously enticing, traditionally-rooted Serbian musical score by Dejan Pejovic. It set the tone and mood of the film so perfectly it could be used as an example of music for optimum ambiance in Film-making classes! Cyndi Lauper (Thorton's real-life spouse!) has a cameo that adds cleverly to the overall production and also contributes an original song. There is one warm, inspirational and unique aspect of HERE and THERE, but to reveal it would amount to a spoiler. So, you must experience this great film for yourself!


Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!

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Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,352, 16 May 2010

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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